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July 15 @ 8:30 am July 18 @ 3:30 pm

Intervening in the Classroom

Reaching All Learners Through Comprehension and Knowledge Building

Join us for this four-day institute featuring Stephanie Harvey and Lesley University Literacy Trainers to learn how to build every students’ content knowledge, vocabulary, and passion for reading and writing.

July 15-18, 2024
8:30-11:30 am & 12:30-3:30 pm (EST)
Number of Days:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
Literacy Teaching
  • Interventionist/Specialist
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
Earn 24 PD hours or 2 or 3 graduate credits
$895 (Includes professional text)
  • Separate fees and materials required for graduate credit. See the “Policies & Graduate Option” tab.
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation Discount Available
  • Group discounts available! Email to inquire.
Institute Overview
Meet the Featured Speaker
In-Person at Lesley or Virtual
Policies & Graduate Credit Option


Our Summer Literacy Institute will begin with an inspirational and informative day with national literacy expert, Stephanie Harvey, author of Intervention Reinvention and From Striving to Thriving. Stephanie will discuss how to create thinking intensive classrooms in which every child has the opportunity to build their content knowledge, vocabulary competencies and passion for reading, writing, thinking and talking about books. She will focus on striving readers and how we can help them become confident, capable readers who find reading meaningful and get more out of their reading. Reading volume is highly correlated to reading success.  Too often the kids who need the most time to read get the least. Stephanie will also share the research behind the importance of every reader having ample time to read highly engaging and complex texts daily that are curated specifically for them. 

Working with Stephanie and our Center faculty, you will learn how to improve your Tier 1 instruction to reach the diverse needs of all learners, including students who have dyslexia, are multilingual, or are neurodivergent. Join us to re-energize your passion for teaching and launch a new school year filled with deep content and vocabulary learning, massive amounts of reading and writing, and the knowledge to assure success for every learner. 

 Educators will learn how to: 

  • Create and use text sets to build vocabulary and background knowledge that engage and motivate all learners 
  • Structure teaching to effectively build students’ deep content knowledge and vocabulary 
  • Launch the virtuous cycle of learning that builds children’s confidence, engagement, motivation, and success with reading and writing 
  • Strengthen student comprehension through knowledge-building strategies and skills 
  • Create, curate, and manage classroom libraries that are vibrant, diverse, and reflect the widest range of students in your classroom 
  • Book match relentlessly through conferences, interest inventories, identity webs, preview stacks, and book talks to ensure that independent reading is a productive and worthwhile use of time 
  • Set expectations, measure volume, and track growth with independent reading 
  • Teach responsively by linking observation and assessment to instructional planning 
  • Provide access to a wide variety of compelling texts, genres, and formats 
  • Work collaboratively with parents and caregivers to create plans to promote summer, holiday and weekend reading 

Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey is co-author of numerous books for teachers, including Intervention Reinvention, Strategies that Work, From Striving to Thriving and Inquiry Illuminated. Her many resources co-authored with Anne Goudvis include The Comprehension Toolkit series, Short Nonfiction for American History and a wide range of classroom videos. An elementary and special education teacher for 18 years, Steph currently serves as a literacy consultant to schools and districts around the world. She specializes in comprehension, content literacy, inquirybased learning, collaboration, striving learners, and the role of passion and wonder in teaching and learning. A teacher first and foremost, Steph relishes learning and savors any time spent in classrooms working with kids. 



You may choose to attend this training in-person at Lesley University or virtually in real time. Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training will be offered virtually only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you contact us before reserving travel and lodging.

If you choose to attend in-person, the training room will have Lesley University’s HyFlex Classroom Technology to support an engaging learning environment for in-person and virtual participants. If you have questions about in-person or virtual attendance, please email us at

In-person participants are required to follow the Lesley safety protocols.


Required Materials

If you are taking this institute for non-credit, you will receive Intervention Reinvention: A Volume-Based Approach to Reading Success by Harvey, Ward, Hoddinott, and Carroll. 

If you are registering for graduate credit, you will receive a copy of Intervention Reinvention: A Volume-Based Approach to Reading Success. You will also be required to purchase an additional text to complete course assignments. Please see the course syllabus for details. 

Graduate Credit Option 

With additional assignments and fees, this course can be taken for 2 or 3 graduate credits. During the registration process, you will have the option to register as a Graduate Credit attendee. When your registration is complete, contact to finish the additional registration process for grad credits through Lesley University.  

  • 2 Credits: 1,800 ($875*/credit + $25*/credit comprehensive fee) *subject to change 
  • 3 Credits: 2,700 ($875*/credit + $25*/credit comprehensive fee) *subject to change 
  • Course numbers:    
  • Primary — EEDUC 6020-32 
  • Intermediate — EEDUC 6030-32 

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies 


If you cancel your registration prior to the first day of training, you will be charged a $50 processing fee. Email if you have a cancellation or substitution request. Regardless of weather conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount.  

Graduate Credit 

Review the university’s cancellation and refund policies for credit bearing courses.

Registration Deadline & Shipping Policies 

If you register within the week prior to the first day of this training, you may incur additional fees for expedited shipping. You may experience delays in receiving your materials.

Requirements for Participation 

After the training, you will receive a certificate of attendance for your participation. To receive a complete certificate, participation during the specified times is required. Additional work may be assigned to meet the professional development hours. Graduate Credit participants will be expected to complete additional assignments. 

Interested in professional learning at your school or district? Schedule a meeting with one of our trainers.